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Highlights of the New 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The USDA and HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) recently released the new 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines are updated every five years to ensure the guidance follow the ever-changing scientific studies. Consistent with past guidelines, the primary emphasis promotes a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

 

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Can a Pear a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Yes! Although apples get a lot of attention for their health benefits, pears pack a punch when it comes to healthful foods. Pears are one of the highest fiber filled fruits, providing six grams per medium-sized fruit helping you meet nearly 25% of your fiber daily requirement. A diet high in fiber has many health benefits, including reducing cholesterol levels, preventing colon cancer, and reducing constipation to name just a few. Pears also contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B6 (pyridoxine) and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese; all of these are important in supporting your immune system and preventing disease.

 

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School District of Tomahawk Free Meals and Drive Thru Service

We have some great news to share! We have recently learned that the USDA has given school districts the ability to provide FREE meals to all of their students through December 31, 2020.

Effective September 8, The School District of Tomahawk will be offering free meals, including breakfast and lunch, to any children residing in the district area to help ease the burden during these difficult times.

 

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Eat Right Bite by Bite

The 2020 National Nutrition Month theme promotes making mindful choices with small goals and changes that will positively affect your health. Good nutrition doesn’t have to be restrictive or overwhelming; every little bit of nutrition is a step in the right direction. Try these small steps to have a cumulative healthful effect.

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